Thursday, November 20, 2008

Consumer Product Saftey Improvement Act of 2008

Hey, I just got this notice via IPEMA regarding some changes to playground rules for safety. I will keep you posted if I see more.
Consumer Product Saftey Improvement Act of 2008
Dear IPEMA Member:
As a service to our membership, IPEMA wants to make you aware of important recent legislation that may have a significant impact on your business. On August 14, 2008, President bush signed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA),
This act will have a major impact on the playground industry. The first several sections of the Act are directed at children’s product safety. As matter of conjecture, we have been advised that non-conformance to this law may result in serious legal ramifications and penalties.
Because of the significance of this law to playground industry, IPEMA is planning on immediately hiring a consultant to present a summary of the law and help IPEMA members understand the requirements of the CPSIA.
Shortly your company will receive a meeting invitation through IPEMA’s administrator. Should you have any questions with regards to this upcoming meeting, please contact Mr. Martin Speece at IPEMA’s headquarters via email:
Thank You,
International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association